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Grayback Campground

Campground Description:  The Grayback Campground is owned and operated by the US National Forest Service.  Grayback is also the closest RV camping and Tent camping facility to the Oregon Caves National Monument. Leave trailers and (if possible) motor homes at the Illinois Valley Visitor enter or at the Grayback Campground (limited overflow parking.  There is no space for trailers once at the Oregon Caves National Monument.  The Grayback Campground is situated in a grove of mature trees and along the northern shore of Sucker Creek.  Although primitive, the campground is nothing short of spectacular.  Cave Junction has a permanent population of 1,883 people and offers several restaurants but somewhat limited shopping for anything other than groceries.  Grayback Campground is open May through September.

Four miles farther east (closer to the Oregon Caves National Monument) is the Cave Creek Campground, also owned and operated by the US National Forest Service.  Cave Creek Campground offers 18 RV camping and tent camping sites with pit toilets, water at central locations and a day use area.

Number of Sites:  39

Electricity:  No

Water:  At central locations

Sewer:  No - pit toilets are available

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  Approximately 60 minutes southwest of Grants Pass.  From Highway 199 in Cave Junction turn east on Highway 46.  Follow Highway 46 for 12 miles to the campground entrance on the south side of the highway.

Fishing:  Yes.  Fish for Rainbow Trout in season.

Astronomy Opportunities:  None.  Grayback Campground is in the midst of a dense forest.

Nearby Golfing:

Illinois Valley Golf Course
9 holes over 3,100 yards with a par of 36 (Public)
25320 Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, Oregon 97531
3 miles north of the center of Cave Junction
Illinois Valley Golf Course

Applegate River Golf
9 holes over 2,677 yards with a par of 36 (Public) 
7350 New Hope Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97527-7908
20 miles from the center of Cave Junction
Applegate River Golf

Contact Information: 

Grayback Campground Web Site

Wild Rivers Ranger District 541-592-4000

Grayback Campground 541-592-3311

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Sign at the entrance to Grayback Campground

Map of Grayback Campground

Typical walk-in canpsite at Grayback Campgroung

Modern pit toilets at Grayback Campground

Typical RV campsite at Grayback Campground

Ampatheater at Grayback Campground

Day use area at Grayback Campground

Roadway through Grayback Campground

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